Despite Oklahoma hosting their Pro Day tomorrow, quarterback Sam Bradford will not be present, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.
Bradford's absence isn't necessarily a surprise considering that he had previously scheduled a personal workout on campus for March 25. Still, it generated mixed reactions from scouts I spoke with this morning.
One, who had previously held reservations about the former Heisman winner, remained pessimistic about the quarterback's reasoning for not attending.
"I wondered how much of a team guy he was before. Now, he isn't going to support his teammates?"
Another scout, however, thought this was taking things too far.
"He's already said he wasn't going to work out tomorrow. If he shows up, he'll just be a distraction from the guys who are (working out). Sure, we all wish he'd be there, but he's taking the time to get himself right and he won't get closer to doing that by sitting on the sideline with pom-poms."
The reality is, Bradford's final draft status will ultimately hinge on the results of te medical tests he took at the Combine and how he performs during his workout... not his former teammates.
On a related note, the belief among scouts is that the next two highest rated Sooner prospects -- DT Gerald McCoy and OT Trent Williams -- will attend the Pro Day, but aren't expected to do anything more than positional drills.